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Those Hambricks ... scary folk

Posted on: May 13, 2008 12:57 pm
 

Troy Hambrick is going to prison? Consider me not surprised.

My first job out of college was writing for The Tampa Tribune's Pasco County bureau, where I covered the Pasco High football team led by brothers Darren and Troy Hambrick. Darren was clearly the better all-around athlete -- future NFL linebacker, 20 ppg in basketball, one-man contender for the state track team title -- but Troy was the better football player. One of the great things about covering high school football is when you run across a larger than life player like Troy Hambrick. He literally felt he should score every time he touched the ball, and he damn near did. He was bigger, stronger and faster than everyone else on the field. Watching him was a privilege.

But you knew major trouble was waiting. I just thought it would find Darren Hambrick first. He was such a bad guy that at one of his track meets he literally punched a girl right in front of me. I was interviewing him, this girl came up and said something silly, and he smashed her. Then he turns to me and says, "Sorry, she's on crack."

I've never known if he was serious or kidding about the crack, but I've never forgotten the incident -- would you? -- and I've always wondered how long before Darren Hambrick found trouble. Turns out, it didn't take long.

And now Troy has found prison. What a waste of talent those brothers turned out to be.

 

 

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Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 3:31 pm
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

Dude, The White House, Irvin with coke in hand on tape in front of kids, Larry Allen, T.O., Pacman, You cant compare apples with cokehead, hooker and stripper loving oranges.......Without the Vikes the "Boys would have been nothing....



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2008 1:44 pm
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

Yeah and he was riding in the car with Minnesota Twins Mr.DUI Francisco Liriano, Kirby Puckett and Jeff Reardon. Don't even get me started on the Vikings. can you say cruise boat and strippers. It's so easy to take shots at the Cowboys. take a look at your own. 



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2008 1:37 pm
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

Another sad ending involving talented athletes. A vicious cycle. 


mowse
Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 12:34 pm
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Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 12:30 pm
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

Isnt being a lawbreaking jerk a requiirement for being a Cowboy past or present???? Troy can always say he learned from watching Irvin...



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2008 11:28 am
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

And their parents and family members must be SO proud....  Whomever raised these 2 must've been a real winner!  Did their parents go to the Raise Your Kids Like Leon Lett seminar?  I mean come on.

Talk about further proof someone should have to be licensed to be parents!



BradyMania
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 10:45 am
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Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 2:40 am
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

He just told you that he PUNCHED a girl you dumbass.  Smacking girls around would be humorous?  You sick twisted f**k.  Someone should smack you around.



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 12:25 am
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

is it safe to drop troy off of my dynasty league?



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2008 12:13 am
 

Those Hambricks ... scary folk

I think we all remember people who wasted their talent or lost their opportunity.

I went to River City High School in Sacramento for awhile.  Got to play against Kevin Johnson, and later saw a lot of pickup with Jason Kidd and Gary Payton on Oakland courts.  But the best I ever saw in high school was a kid named Nomo Williams from River City.  He had 4 or 5 50+ point games in 1985 alone, but I'm sure he had more than that in his career.  I seem to remember him grabbing close to 20 boards too.  SMOOTH jumper - S-M-O-O-T-H and could jump out of the gym.  Got all those boards and was only about 6'4"

After I moved away I heard he was killed in a drive-by intended for a family member.  Really too bad, too.  Seemed like a good kid when I knew him as a frosh.



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